Nangur Spiny Skink

If you are interested in the conservation of this species, here's where to start!

Between a rock and a dry place - the story of the Nangur Spiny Skink

Understand the importance of protected areas in providing safe-havens for the survival of endemic species.




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Nangur Spiny Skink

Nangura spinosa

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Gympie region in Australia lies a hidden gem of biodiversity—the Nangur spiny skink (Nangura spinosa). This fascinating lizard, adorned with tiny spines and endemic to the mountainous vine thickets in the Gympie region has become a symbol of the region’s rich and distinctive natural heritage. Only two populations are known to exist at the present day and the exact locations of these populations have been removed from openly accessed records to protect the Nangur spiny skink against poaching. Furthermore, access to these areas has been restricted to the public to protect this species even further.


Classroom Resource Pack

Welcome to our Classroom Resources Pack, an essential tool for educators and students eager to explore the threatened species that call Australia home. Australia is home to a remarkable array of flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth, but many of these species are under threat from habitat loss, climate change, and other human-related factors. This resource pack is designed to inspire a deep connection with Australia's remarkable biodiversity, instil a sense of stewardship, and empower the next generation to take action in preserving these incredible species. Let's embark on this educational journey together, as we work to safeguard Australia's unique and threatened species for the benefit of both the natural world and future generations.

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